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Be Breast Healthy

Learn and Lower Your Cancer Risk

A  six-step learning program for women who want to:
 
  • Know more about breast health
  • Learn about their risk of breast cancer
  • Choose healthy lifestyle choices that will improve overall health and may lower the risk of developing breast cancer.
Developed by breast cancer experts at the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto teaching hospital, part of Sinai Health System.
 

Welcome to your first module!

The Breast Health Awareness Module should take about 20-30 minutes.

Please answer the true/false questions before and after the module to see what you have learned.

At the end, you will receive email links with more information.

Start your learning
 
 

What to expect

This is a six-step web-based tool to help women learn about breast health. Our team created the content based on our knowledge about breast health and on common questions women have asked us. 
 
  • Each module will take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
  • You do not need to complete all of the modules at once; however, to keep your progress you will be given the option by signing in to create an account.
  • Once you’re signed in, you can opt in to be emailed links to reliable resources with additional information at the end of each module. 
  • If you don’t have an account you will need start from the first module every time you return.
 

Modules

  • Breast Health Awareness
  • Breast Cancer Risk Factors
  • Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Tests
  • Healthy Eating choices that may reduce breast cancer risk
  • Physical Activity choices that may reduce breast cancer risk
  • Weight Management 
 
Before each module, there will be a short quiz to assess your level of knowledge. At the end of each module, you will be given the same quiz in order to see what you’ve learned, and you’ll also be shown the correct answers with an explanation. These modules were designed to be completed in a specific order, as the information in each module builds upon the previous one.
‘Be Breast Healthy: Learn and Lower your Cancer Risk’ is made possible through generous philanthropic support from Under Armour®.
 
 

Personalized recommendations and Privacy

There are questions inserted in this tool which ask about your eating habits and activity level so that personalized recommendations can be given to you. Your account will be protected by a password and will not be shared with anyone and complies with Sinai Health System privacy policies and provincial regulations, including PHIPA (Personal Health Information Protection Act). We will collect anonymized data about participants’ responses to questions for the purpose of assessing learning, interest in the website, and areas of improvement. 
 

The information in the Be Breast Healthy: Learn and Lower your cancer risk platform has been prepared by a multidisciplinary team of health care providers from the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre in Mount Sinai Hospital including:

  • medical oncologists
  • surgical oncologists
  • radiologists
  • genetic counsellors
  • nurses
  • nutritionists
  • exercise expert
  • community partners

Materials were developed through a careful review of available literature and from credible, evidence-based cancer websites. The information including text, graphics and other material in this interactive program are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this program is to promote and empower women to make healthier lifestyle choices that may reduce their risk of breast cancer. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional health-care provider advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified health-care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical concern and before undertaking a new health-care routine. At no time disregard professional health-care advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read in this program.

We strive to provide accurate, timely, unbiased and up-to-date information on this site, and make every attempt to ensure the integrity of the site.

In the event that any inaccuracy arises, please contact us so that it can be corrected as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the content of our site, please contact us.

This disclaimer is in in conjunction with the overall Web disclaimer for www.mountsinai.on.ca